Rumor has it that living off campus is ten times better than actually living on it. Students who choose to live off campus have to go through a long, tedious search for an apartment, but once they find a suitable arrangement, they're happy not to be living on campus anymore. Generally, houses and apartments near school are always new or in good shape. Since Dallas is an upper-class area, off-campus housing meets the upper-class standards. Those who live off campus say it is worth the effort of finding roommates and getting all of the proper paperwork filled out.
On-campus dorm policies are strict, so living off campus provides a more independent lifestyle. Off-campus housing is also cheaper than the dorm prices ($6,000 to $8,000 per year). Country Club Apartments are popular with students, as they are safe, clean, and provide a welcoming environment. The only other people that live at the Country Club Apartments, besides students, are the elderly. These apartments, and most popular off-campus housing, are just right down the road from campus.